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Lu /lu/ as a girls' name. Lu's roots are Old German and Latin, and the meaning of Lu is "famous warrior; light; famous warrior; other, foreign". Lu is an alternate form of Lou: short transcription of Louann. Lu is also a variant of Louise (Old German). Lu is also used as a form of Lucy (Latin) and Luella (Old English, Old German).


Lu has 13 relations via Lou, Louise, Lucy, Luella: Lois, Lola, Luce, Luci, Lucia, Lucie, Lucza, Luisa, Luise, Lujza, Lula, Lulu and Luz.

Kreatif forms: Lulau, Lusha. [more]

pinHow popular is Lu?

Lu is a very prominent first name for females (#1758 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1424 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Lu for girls. Lu entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #686 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lu name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lu outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lu and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Lu are Lucy (#62 the previous year), Lucia (#230), Lola (#236), Luisa, Lulu, Luz, Luella, Lula, Lucie, Lou, Louise and Lois. Adoption of these forms of Lu was at its highest during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.67%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.19%, down 72%), with forms such as Lou becoming somewhat dated. Lucy has been the most well-known version, although Lola seems to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lu, Lois, Lola, Lou, Louise in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lucia, Lucie, Lucy, Luella, Luisa in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lula, Lulu, Luz in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lois, Lola, Louise, Lucie, Lucy outside U.S.

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Lu is pronounced similarly to La-, Lea, Leah, Lee, Leia, Leya, Lia and Liya. Another recommended similar baby name is Su. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lu.